Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food (NHDA) Division of Pesticide Control
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional requirements for hazardous waste transporters and pesticide applicators.
New Hampshire follows federal financial responsibility rules for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the required amount of financial coverage and compliance mechanisms. Financial responsibility requirements may be met by showing eligibility for reimbursement costs under the New Hampshire Petroleum Reimbursement Fund program.
• Administration and enforcement. The DES administers and enforces the financial responsibility requirements for hazardous and solid waste facilities, universal waste handlers, hazardous waste transporters, and UST facilities in New Hampshire. The NHDA administers and enforces the financial responsibility rules for pesticide applicators.
In New Hampshire, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in combination, to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover ...